Constraints on magnetic field and particle content in blazar jets through optical circular polarization

@article{Liodakis2021ConstraintsOM,
  title={Constraints on magnetic field and particle content in blazar jets through optical circular polarization},
  author={Ioannis Liodakis and Dmitry Blinov and Stephen B. Potter and Frank M. Rieger},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
  year={2021}
}
Polarization offers a unique view in the physical processes of astrophysical jets. We report on optical circular polarization observations of two famous blazars, namely 3C 279 and PKS 1510−089, at high linearly polarized states. This is the first time PKS 1510−089 is observed in optical circular polarization. While only upper limits can be extracted from our observing campaign, the non-detection of optical circular polarization allows us to provide meaningful constraints on their magnetic… 

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